2019 NOW Board Vacancy Announcement

The National NOW Board has a new vacancy, and we are calling on activists from the Western District to fill it.

The NOW Board oversees the work of the National Action Center and develops and implements the National NOW strategic action program. Board members report regularly to members in their districts about National NOW’s work. If you are interested in serving, apply here.

  • The 2018-2020 NOW National Board Members are responsible for the following: Attend a minimum of 3 regular board meetings a year (typically on weekends and occasional other days), some of which are in-person, others via webinar or conference call.
    • Fall: In-person (Washington, DC)
    • Spring: Meeting via webinar (typically Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Summer: In-person, typically the Thursday before the National NOW Conference
  • All board members are assigned to committees that work on implementation / development of NOW’s national action program, or oversee the National Action Center’s financial reporting and structure & process matters.
  • Travel, meals, and lodging expenses for face-to-face board meetings are reimbursed (within guidelines) by National NOW.

Who is eligible to fill the Western District Board vacancy:
Any person of color who has been a NOW member in good standing for at least two years before the date of the election, from any of the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, or Utah.

How the vacancy will be filled:
After a candidate’s eligibility has been verified by their district’s nominating committee, the vacancy will be filled by a two-thirds vote of the state presidents / coordinators and remaining National NOW Board members of that district.

The NOW Elections Committee hopes to have this vacancy filled in time for the NOW Board meeting to be held July 18 in Minneapolis. If you are interested in filling one of the vacancies, please apply online at by 5 PM (Eastern Standard Time), Monday, July 1, 2019.

Press forward,
Toni Van Pelt, NOW President
Kim Villanueva, NOW Elections Committee Chair